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The trade pillar of the EU-Mercosur Association Agreement [International Agreements in Progress]

On 28 June 2019, the European Union (EU) and the four founding members of Mercosur (the ‘Southern Common Market’) – Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay – reached an ‘agreement in principle’ on a free trade agreement (FTA) as part of a wider association agreement (AA). Continue reading

Plenary round-up – Strasbourg, December 2018

The December plenary session was marked by theterrorist attack that took place in Strasbourg on 11 December. Continue reading

Modernisation of the trade pillar of the EU-Chile Association Agreement [International Agreements in Progress]

In November 2017, the EU and Chile launched negotiations on a modernised trade pillar of the 2002 EU-Chile Association Agreement, based on a Council negotiating mandate which is the first-ever to have been published prior to the start of negotiations with a view to enhancing transparency and inclusiveness. Continue reading

A new association of the Overseas Countries and Territories (including Greenland) with the European Union [EU Legislation in Progress]

On 14 June 2018, in preparation for the new multiannual financial framework (2021 to 2027 MFF), the European Commission published a proposal for a Council decision on the Association of the Overseas Countries and Territories, including Greenland, with the European Union. Continue reading

EU-Georgia Association Agreement

Written by Naja Bentzen 6 language versions available in PDF format Assoziierungsabkommen EU-Georgien El Acuerdo de Asociación UE – Georgia Accord d’association UE-Géorgie Accordo di associazione UE-Georgia Układ o stowarzyszeniu między UE a Gruzją EU-Georgia Association Agreement Since the 2003 Rose Revolution, Georgia has continually strengthened its ties with the EU. The June 2014 signature … Continue reading

Topics and links – September 2014

Update: This post is available in all EU languages – please see at the bottom of this post. In this issue: Scotland’s referendum, hearings of Commissioners, Sanctioning MEPs’ behavior, association agreement EU-Ukraine, free trade agreements TTIP/CETA.   In September 2014, citizens’ topics of particular interest ranged from the EU’s external relations (Ukraine, Russia) and trade … Continue reading

What prospects for Transnistria after the Vilnius Summit?

The Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic, better known as Transnistria, is a breakaway territory of 500 000 inhabitants in eastern Moldova, located between the river Dniester and the Ukrainian border. This strip of land gained autonomy after the collapse of the Soviet Union as a result of the 1992 war with Moldova. Since then, it has become … Continue reading

EU integration – no going back for Moldova?

The Eastern Partnership’s Vilnius Summit in November 2013 has generally been seen as a milestone for EU-Moldova relations, with the initialling of the Association Agreement (AA), including a Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA) between the two partners. Although planned for some time, the initialisation was far from being a simple formality, with both … Continue reading

The Vilnius Summit – what’s in for Moldova?

In the run-up to the Eastern Partnership (EaP) Summit in Vilnius, the expectations of the six partner countries are rather diverse. For some (Azerbaijan, Armenia and Belarus) this summit will have little impact, whereas for others (Ukraine and Georgia) it could represent an epochal step on their road to deeper political and economic integration with … Continue reading

Looking East: the EU’s Eastern Partnership Summit in focus

This week’s key event is the Eastern Partnership (EaP) summit in Vilnius on 28 and 29 of November, meant to be a milestone in the Eastern Partnership process: two countries – Moldova and Georgia – will initial agreements with the EU. However, just a week before the summit the Ukrainian government suspended preparations for signing … Continue reading

The EU’s dialogue on migration, mobility and security within the Eastern Partnership

The Eastern Partnership (EaP), just as the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP), whose Eastern dimension it represents, is in general not a pre-accession policy. EaP is not an initiative related to EU enlargement, but has more to do with EU security. The EU has security concerns which manifest themselves in the Justice and Home Affairs (JHA) … Continue reading

Commerce entre l’UE et l’Amérique latine: L’impact social de la libéralisation

Les années 2000 ont vu la prolifération spectaculaire des accords commerciaux entre l’Amérique latine et l’Union européenne (UE). Que ce soit sous forme d’accords d’association ou de simples accords de libre-échange, ces accords contribuent à la libéralisation des échanges avec l’Amérique latine, continent riche en ressources naturelles, mais confronté à des inégalités sociales marquées. Les … Continue reading

EU Association Agreements: common patterns and specific characteristics

An Association Agreement (AA) is one of the most common legal instruments seen in the EU’s external relations. AAs are used in a number of different contexts, for example in preparation for EU accession, or to develop long-term neighbourly relations, as well as in other cases. Such agreements aim at the establishment of “special” trade … Continue reading

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